Opening Today! | You are Invited | Emily Birks

SANCTUARY: A YEAR AT MULLIGANS FLAT

An exhibition of paintings by Emily Birks of the unique and vulnerable creatures who call Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary home

This Absolutely Stunning exhibition, Sanctuary – A Year at Mulligan’s Flat, is a must see showcasing the wonderful wildlife local to Canberra.

You are Invited!

Where: Gallery One and Gallery Two, Strathnairn Arts 

Date:  June 28 – July 22, 2018

Official Opening:  Saturday June 30, 4pm, Guest Speaker Dr Kate Grarock, Ecologist

Address: 90 Stockdill Drive, Holt 2615 ACT

Free Entry – All Welcome!

 

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You Are Invited! | Barton Estate Drawing Prize 2018

Barton Estate Drawing Prize…. and the winner is…..

 

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Please join us today at 2pm to find out!

Barton Estate Prize 2018 - The Woolshed Gallery, Strathnairn Arts

Barton Estate Prize 2018 – The Woolshed Gallery, Strathnairn Arts

 

Don’t miss your opportunity to see this beautiful exhibition in the Strathnairn Woolshed Gallery.

What:             Prize Giving and Opening of the Barton Estate Drawing Prize

Where:           The Woolshed Gallery

When:            2pm

Address:         90 Stockdill Drive, Holt 2615 ACT

Free Entry – All Welcome!

 

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Last Days! | Clay Stories | Contemporary Indigenous Ceramics

 

Clay Stories: Contemporary Indigenous Ceramics from

Remote Australia

A Sabbia Gallery and Remote Communities Ceramic Network Touring Exhibition
Saturday 12 May – 1 July, 2018
Woolshed Gallery

Don’t miss your opportunity to see this beautiful exhibition in the Strathnairn Woolshed Gallery.

Exhibition closes July 1, 2018

The Woolshed Gallery

Address: 90 Stockdill Drive, Holt 2615 ACT

Free Entry – All Welcome!

 

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A Special Featured Artist | Val Fitzpatrick

UNTITLED - Mixed Media - © Val Fitzpatrick

UNTITLED – Mixed Media – © Val Fitzpatrick

SPECIAL FEATURED ARTIST | VAL FITZPATRICK

A celebration of the late Val Fitzpatrick.

On 28 November 2017 one of our long standing and dedicated members, Val Fitzpatrick passed away.

Val had applied for an exhibition at Strathnairn Arts in 2018 and her proposal had been accepted. In preparation for her exhibition, Val had prepared an Artist Statement about her art practice to be featured on the Strathnairn Arts Blog.

Strathnairn Arts Director Peter Haynes contacted Val’s husband, Ted and offered to curate an exhibition of Val’s work as a celebration of her life. Ted and his family accepted the offer.

The exhibition ‘Vibrancy’ is to be held from Thursday 3 May to Sunday 27 May, 2018 in Gallery 1 & 2.
The official opening by Lorna Crane will be on Saturday May 5 at 2 pm.

A Journey of Discory”

My artistic journey started in the 1960’s when I attended the Wollongong National art School learning drawing and painting with well known artists, Dr. Ivan Englund, Les Bircher, and Clem Millward, teachings from the old masters was part of the course and this early study has been good grounding. Since then, I have studied with other excellent tutors at various art institutions connecting with various mediums, oil, pastel, water colour, and more recently, encaustic.

UNTITLED - Mixed Media - © Val Fitzatrick

UNTITLED – Mixed Media – © Val Fitzatrick

A move to the country town of Gunnedah was to be a very busy time with dozens of North West towns holding competitions which were to be very successful, leading me then into the weekend workshop situation, and in 1980 I was offered a position at the Gunnedah TAFE teaching the art certificate. I held this position for fourteen years.

In 1978 a month long tour of France with Frederick Bates was to see me “paint” that country successfully for four years.
Three more teaching positions at the Mitchell school (Charles Sturt University) furthered my experience.

In 1995 we moved to Canberra where I was able to quietly pursue my art studies , but over the years I could see a shift away from my formal studies of the 60’s.

Handmade Brushes used in the creation of Val's Mixed Media artworks.

Handmade Brushes used in the creation of Val’s Mixed Media artworks.

I discovered ways to investigate and experiment, being surprised at some of the outcomes while learning all the time and being coaxed into more study never afraid to try something new. So my insatiable thirst to see what I could do with these mediums finally led me into mixed media, this meant collecting other material that would lead me into texture, something I still favour to this day.

I joined the Artists Society of Canberra, and became involved with their activities, making new friends and taking part in their workshops.

Artist Val Fitzpatrick - Work in Progress

Artist Val Fitzpatrick – Work in Progress

Conducting some of these workshops as well as their “Summer art Experience” has been another highlight for me.

Opalescence - Ink - 23 x 26cm - © Val Fitzpatrick

OPALESCENCE – Ink – 23×26 cm © Val Fitzpatrick

I am a contributing member of Strathnairn enjoying an active role in the success of the SHOP retail area.

In 2007 and again in 2010, I was fortunate to accompany friends to Greece on an art study tour with Michael Winters.

There will always be a desire to learn from others and also help to further the artistic journey of people who cross my path. ~ Val Fitzpatrick

 

Val was a very valued member of Strathnairn Arts, her friendly smile and cuddles will be greatly missed.

Please join us to Celebrate Val Fitzpatrick and the Opening of Vibrancy.

The Gallery + Shop at Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thurs to Sun 10am to 4pm.

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You Are Invited! | Vibrancy | Val Fitzpatrick

Vibrancy … A celebration of works by the late Val Fitzpatrick.

On 28 November 2017 one of our long standing and dedicated members, Val Fitzpatrick passed away. Val had applied for an exhibition at Strathnairn Arts in 2018 and her proposal had been accepted.

Strathnairn Arts Director Peter Haynes contacted Val’s husband, Ted and offered to curate an exhibition of Val’s work as a celebration of her life. Ted and his family accepted the offer.

Please join us to Celebrate Val and her Solo Exhibition “Vibrancy”

You are Invited!

Where: Gallery One and Gallery Two, Strathnairn Arts 

Date:  May 3 – 27, 2018

Official Opening:  Saturday May 5,  2pm, by Lorna Crane

Address: 90 Stockdill Drive, Holt 2615 ACT

Free Entry – All Welcome!

 

The Gallery + Shop at Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thurs to Sun 10am to 4pm.

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Twitter Art Exhibit #TAE18AUS | Pegasus ACT

#TAE18AUS Opening Day

#TAE18AUS Update

International Charity Art Event – Twitter Art Exhibit – #TAE18AUS, is a unique postcard original art exhibition in support of Not For Profit Charity – Pegasus Riding for the Disabled of the ACT Inc. 

Artists have donated art from 68 countries worldwide. With over 700 postcards donated to the #TAE18AUS to be sold to raise much needed funds for Pegasus ACT.

With thanks to the support of this year’s Twitter Art Exhibit, the event has raised

$15 467 for Pegasus ACT so far! What a response – thank you!

But we are only half way there!

Please join us for the next two weeks to conintue to raise funds for Pegasus ACT, to support their horse therapy sessions for the local community.

An Iconic local charity established since 1973, built on by the generosity of the Canberra community, Pegasus ACT relies on community support as the funding from the Government is limited.

They help over 100 children a year who would not normally have this opportunity.

You can also find out more about this wonderful Not for Profit Charity by visiting them on their Open Day, May 5, 10am – 3pmPegasus ACT is a safe environment where everyone is welcome.

100% of every #TAE18US postcard sale is pledged to Pegasus ACT.

Twitter Art Exhibit – #TAE18AUS

Where: Gallery 1 and Gallery 2, Strathnairn Arts.

Date:  April 5 – 29

This is a great time to visit and enjoy the small format art exhibition, there are still many amazing artworks ready for you to take home!

Help us to make this International Charity Art Exhibition a complete sell out, we would love to see each postcard replaced with a sea of red dots benefiting the local community.

Can’t make it to Strathnairn Arts Gallery?

Online Sales are now open!

Please visit www.pegasusact.com.au to see more of these beautiful postcards in the online store.

Remember this is a cash and carry exhibition so first in best dressed – don’t miss out on your favourite!

Free Entry – All Welcome! 

The Gallery + Shop at Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thurs to Sun 10am to 4pm.

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You Are Invited! | Twitter Art Exhibit #TAE18AUS | Pegasus ACT

Please join us this Saturday for the Opening of the International Charity Art Event – Twitter Art Exhibit – #TAE18AUS, a unique postcard original art exhibition in support of Not For Profit Charity – Pegasus Riding for the Disabled of the ACT Inc. 

Artists have donated art from 68 countries worldwide. With over 700 postcards donated to the #TAE18AUS to be sold to raise much needed funds for Pegasus ACT, there is sure to be a postcard for you to take home!

100% of every sale is pledged to Pegasus ACT.

Please join us to celebrate the Opening of the Eighth Annual International Charity Art Exhibition – #TAE18AUS, hosted by Strathnairn Arts Gallery, Canberra, Australia.

Enjoy wine by award winning winery, Barton Estate Wines and nibblies while supporting Pegasus ACT to raise funds for much needed Riding Scholarships for the Canberra community.

Where: Gallery 1 and Gallery 2, Strathnairn Arts.

Date:  April 5 – 29

Official Opening:  Saturday April 7, 2pm

Special Guest Speaker: Michael Milton OAM, Australian Paralympic, Olympian Athlete, and Patron of Pegasus ACT.

Official Opening of #TAE18AUS by Founder David Sandum and Announcement of #TAE19 location via Skype from Norway.

Address: 90 Stockdill Drive, Holt 2615 ACT

Don’t miss out!

The Exhibition opens to the public from Thursday April 5, however Exhibition sales only open after the Official Opening on Saturday, first in best dressed!

Free Entry – All Welcome! 

Tickets are available on Eventbrite, and are not essential to attend, however will help us to cater for correct numbers on the opening night.

The Gallery + Shop at Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thurs to Sun 10am to 4pm.

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#TAE18AUS – Last Days to Register! – International Charity Art Exhibition

#TAE18AUS – Last Call for Registrations…

LAST WEEKEND to register for this year’s TAE18!

Here are some of the amazing Twitter Art Exhibit Art entries including Strathnairn Arts Members who have entered this year.

As you can see from above, the Twitter Art Exhibit is looking to be a fantastic unique art event, in support of Pegasus Riding for the Disabled of the ACT. Each original postcard art will be for sale to the public, with 100% of each sale benefiting Pegasus ACT to help raise fund for much needed Horse Riding Therapy Scholarships for the Canberra Region Community.

It is not too late to enter!

To register please visit www.twitterartexhibit.org

Know an Artist who may enjoy participating in this year’s Twitter Art Exhibit and exhibiting alongside artists from 67 countries worldwide, please share this post and help to support Pegasus Riding for the Disabled of the ACT

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You Are Invited! | Juxtapositions | Nancy Tingey

Please join us this Saturday for the Opening of Juxtapositions – A Solo Exhibition of Watercolours by Nancy Tingey.

You are Invited!

Where: Gallery 1, Strathnairn Arts 

Date:  February 15 – March 11, 2018

Official Opening:  Saturday February 17,  4pm.

Address: 90 Stockdill Drive, Holt 2615 ACT

Free Entry – All Welcome!

The Strathnairn Homestead Cafe situated within Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thurs – Sun 10am – 3pm.

To reserve your table please phone the Cafe direct on 0420 395 502 

Walk-ins are always welcome, bookings are highly recommended to ensure you don’t miss out!

For functions or general enquiries please contact strathnairn@twobeforeten.com.au

The Gallery + Shop at Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thurs to Sun 10am to 4pm.

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You Are Invited! | Looking Out | Heidi Strachan | Jackie Gasson

Looking Out | Heidi Strachan | Jackie Gasson

Looking Out -A Joint Exhibition by Heidi Strachan and Jackie Gasson

Please join us this Saturday for the Opening of Looking Out – A joint Exhibition of Ceramics and Paintings by Heidi Strachan and Jackie Gasson.

You are Invited!

Where: The Woolshed Gallery, Strathnairn Arts 

Date:  February 8 – March 11, 2018

Official Opening:  Saturday February 10,  2pm, by Strathnairn Arts Director, Peter Haynes.

Address: 90 Stockdill Drive, Holt 2615 ACT

Free Entry – All Welcome!

The Strathnairn Homestead Cafe situated within Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thurs – Sun 10am – 3pm.

To reserve your table please phone the Cafe direct on 0420 395 502 

Walk-ins are always welcome, bookings are highly recommended to ensure you don’t miss out!

For functions or general enquiries please contact strathnairn@twobeforeten.com.au

The Gallery + Shop at Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thurs to Sun 10am to 4pm.

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